Govt designates Liaison Officer


Srinagar, Apr 3: The State Government Wednesday designated Principal Resident Commissioner, J&K, New Delhi as Liaison Officer to look into incidents of alleged harassment meted out to students of Jammu and Kashmir studying in other states of India.
“The Liaison Officer shall co-ordinate with the concerned agencies and departments of the concerned state governments with a view to ensuring safety and security of the students pursuing studies in other states,” a Government spokesperson said.
“Helplines 011-24611108 and 011-24611210 shall be available 24x7 in the office of Liaison Officer,” he said.
The development comes after various reports of alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in other states.
On March 29, two Kashmiri students were injured after a group of undergraduates allegedly attacked them with iron bars in Gousia College of Engineering at Ramanagaram in Bangalore outskirts in Karnataka. Reports of alleged harassment have also been coming from other states including Haryana, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.
Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, said the incidents of alleged harassment were a big concern. “It has been a cause of concern to the parents,” the Minister said in a statement, adding that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has issued specific directions to provide relief to the students and their parents.
Principal Resident Commissioner New Delhi said the incidents of alleged harassment would have to be intimated to his office through helpline numbers. “Anyone having such kind of complaint would have to inform us. Accordingly we would be looking into them,” he told Greater Kashmir.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 4 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST

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